Show secretary’s report – Chesvale


After having missed two May shows due to covid it was a surprise we could remember all we had to do! However, the Chesvale Team worked like a well-oiled, if not slightly creakier, machine.

We were extremely lucky to have YuMove sponsor our show again this year. They were extremely generous in not only sponsoring the rosettes, prize cards and trophies for this show but also for our August show. They also provided the most fantastic gifts of their products for the 1st, 2nd,and 3rd placings in every class. Everyone arriving at the show was also given a ‘Chesvale 30’ discount voucher code to get 30% off their orders. This discount is ongoing to use whenever required. We cannot thank them enough for their support and I am sure the recipients were impressed with their generosity.

From arriving on Saturday afternoon, armed with grass blowers and mowers to ensure all the rings were clear of any lose grass clippings, setting up the rings and turning up early on Sunday morning to assist with ‘tent erection’ and generally working like little beavers all day to make such a wonderful day for everyone. Not only our members but also husbands mucked in with whatever needed doing. The ladies in the kitchen, Gail, Pauline, Lynne and Stephanie, yet again supplied a fantastic spread for the judges and helpers at lunchtime and the second team, Jo and Sally, came in to serve the afternoon teas and lovely homemade cakes.

The judges were again brilliant this year with all but one of them suppling their own ring steward so only had to find a couple of people who could do sums and colouring in for the scoreboards. I can’t tell you how much help it is not to have to find loads of ring stewards!

With no stay ring to accommodate we altered our layout this year which allowed for a much larger car parking area and leaving plenty of room for the dogs to have a run around.

The two training rings were manned by Donna Bastin and Sue Monk with Chrissie Skelly and Hazell Williamson running the list of people waiting to have a go. They worked so hard all-day helping people practice and raised £140.00 which will be donated to The Red Cross Ukraine Appeal. I know everyone appreciates the opportunity to train in a show environment under two experienced handlers, so many thanks go to the team for their time and support.

The tombola was run by the Mc Shane family! The tombola made a fantastic £110.00 and this will also go to the Red Cross Ukraine Appeal

I can’t thank all our members individually in this post as there were over 30 of them! However, I must mention Clare Williams, our Show Secretary, without whom the show could not operate. The rest of our members know how grateful I am for their help and support.

Finally, to all the competitors who attended – we hope you had an enjoyable day and thank you for all the lovely comments and expressions of thanks for putting on a show. A little thanks goes a long way.

Our next show is on Sunday 28th August, pre-beginner, beginner and novice only, so look out for the schedule which will be available shortly. Also put next year’s May show date in your diary, Sunday 7th May 2023.

Show Manager

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